8.0 out of 10

Federal Hill

Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Baltimore
39.2779455551126 -76.6117603647213
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"I want to live here!"

Federal Hill is a neighborhood located in the south region of the city and adjacent to the Inner Harbor and is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Baltimore. The borders of the neighborhood are defined by the harbor, Key Highway, South Hanover Street, East Ostand Street, Light Street and East Cross Street. Homes here are typically well maintained attached row homes. There are several hotels here including The Ritz Carlton.

The neighborhood has numerous schools including Federal Hill Elementary School and Digital Harbor High School. Dedicated green space can be found in Federal Hill Park and Gateway Park. There are numerous restaurants and bars throughout the neighborhood for residents and visitors alike. Residents will enjoy the American Visionary Art Museum as well as the nearby Maryland Science Center. Shopping is available, but many will want to venture into other neighborhoods for a wider range of options. Places of worship can be found in Federal Hill as well.

Like many neighborhoods in Baltimore, crimes against people and property can occur at any time and crime rates can vary from street to street and day to day. As always, check recent crime statistics to make an informed decision on any neighborhood you are considering living in or visiting.

All in all a really nice neighborhood and should be seriously considered if you are moving to Baltimore. It is one of my favorite places in the city.
Pros
  • Green space
  • Restaurants
  • Water
  • excellent oppertunities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Live and Work in the Same Neighborhood"

As its name indicates, Federal Hill is another of Baltimore’s more charming historic neighborhoods. Located near the business district in the southern part of the city, it is known for its panoramic views of the Inner Harbor and expansive green spaces.
Residents and investors have worked hard to maintain an atmosphere of historic elegance with a slightly urban feel. The Cross Street Market is a central meeting space for residents looking to pick up some groceries or enjoy a meal with friends. It is especially busy during the several weekend street festivals the community hosts each year, as well as the popular Shakespeare on the Hill events that attract hundreds of attendees each summer.
In addition to excellent cultural opportunities, Federal Hill is also the home of quite a few historic churches, public and private schools and local branch of the Enoch Pratt Free library.
While Federal Hill is located at a hub of interstates and railway stations, most residents do much of the marketing and socializing within the neighborhood confines. In fact, many either do not own cars at all or drive them only on weekends when leaving the area to visit friends.
Overall, Federal Hill is the ideal spot for anyone wanting to live and work in a fresh, cityscape type of setting.
Pros
  • excellent oppertunities
Cons
  • very urban
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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